Safeguarding/Child/Adult Welfare 

Duty of care


Walsden Cricket & Bowling Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children and Adults participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.

Safeguarding is about creating a culture where the game interacts with children as participants in cricket, be this as All Stars, players, officials, coaches, spectators, or volunteers.

Safeguarding in cricket is all about providing a safe and welcoming environment for children and adults.

We recognise all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to be protected from harm in a safe environment.

It is about making sure they have fun, are safe and have a great time.

We Adopt and implement the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”

We ensure all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club, are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines, and relevant legalisation/DBS certification.

Through safe recruitment and vetting, we can endeavour to make sure that we have the right people training, volunteering, caring and supervising children at Walsden C&BC.

We provide an environment where the views of children, adults, parents and volunteers are welcomed.

This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns.

The club have a appointed a Club welfare contact and ensure that they attend training modules required by the ECB.

Our Club Welfare Contact details are below –

Name – Joanna Hooson

Email address – jlhooson@outlook.com

Phone Number – Please email for contact number.


Club Welfare Contact Role

Ensure good communication between Junior and General Committee. (New volunteers etc).

Initiate DBS checks on all volunteers with roles within our club.

Verify all documents used in the Disclosing and barring Service.

Ensure all roles are entered on the SHMS system. (Safe Hands Management System)

The first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club.

Any concerns may include reports to the County Welfare Officer, Social Services or the Police.